What workplaces and public places are covered?
The legislation covers all premises, which are wholly or substantially enclosed, and used as a place of work by more than one person. Smoking rooms and smoking bars are not allowed.
Essentially this ensures that workers and customers are protected from the risks to health of exposure to tobacco smoke and guaranteed the right to smokefree air.
For business specific information the following guidance has been issued.
- Smokefree Legislation
- What workplaces and public places are covered? (you are here)
- What does 'substantially enclosed' mean?
- What does smokefree legislation mean in practice?
- What are the penalties for non-compliance?
- What about vehicles?
- Are there any exemptions?
- What about entrances to buildings?
- Do employers have to provide smoking breaks or outside smoking areas?
- Is there help for staff to stop smoking?
- Is the age of sale of cigarettes or tobacco products changing?
- Examples of Smokefree Premises
- Access to Exemptions